The National Aviation Hall of Fame and RTCA Announce 2024 Professional Learning Scholarship Winner.

DAYTON, OHIO – June 2024 – The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) and RTCA, Inc. are delighted to announce Jackie Blumer, Earth/Space Jr. High Teacher at Greenville Jr. High School STEM in Greenville, IL, as the distinguished recipient of the Professional Development Scholarship Opportunity for Educators.

The scholarship recognizes and supports outstanding educators committed to advancing aviation and technology education. Ms. Blumer’s exemplary dedication to her students and innovative teaching methods in the field of aviation education set her apart as a deserving educator. Ms. Blumer inspires curiosity with her comprehensive approach to the concept of flight. Her dedication to inspiring the future aviation workforce is evident through her work as the K-12 STEM Coordinator for the St. Louis region with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

“We are deeply impressed by Ms. Blumer’s unwavering commitment to STEM and Aerospace education,” said Aimee Maruyama, President and CEO at NAHF. “Her innovative teaching methods and dedication to creating a dynamic learning environment really stood out! This scholarship is a testament to her outstanding work and dedication to nurturing the next generation of aviation innovators!”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the National Aviation Hall of Fame to support educators like Jackie Blumer,” said Carol Huegel, President and CEO at RTCA. “Her exceptional contributions reinforce our shared goal of preparing the next generation of aviation innovators and leaders. At a time when the aviation industry faces significant workforce challenges, RTCA is committed to being part of the solution by supporting outstanding educators in their continued professional growth and development. We proudly support such an outstanding educator in their continued professional growth and development.”

“As a lifelong educator passionate about aviation and space, I am profoundly honored to receive the 2024 RTCA Professional Development Scholarship,” said Jackie Blumer. “This generous support from the National Aviation Hall of Fame and RTCA will allow me to inspire my students with the wonders of aviation history and the boundless opportunities in the field. I eagerly look forward to creating engaging and impactful learning experiences and sharing the progress and achievements my students gain as a result.”

The scholarship program supports both organizations’ core values, including demonstrating community support through enhanced STEM/STEAM educational opportunities, particularly in underserved areas, focusing on aviation and aerospace.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame and RTCA congratulate Jackie Blumer and express their appreciation to all educators who applied for the Professional Development Scholarship Opportunity.

Scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open in November 2024. For more information, please visit and